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Rumor has it the Humboldt seaside utopia of Trinidad hosted a handfull of political hopefulls Thursday night at Cher-Ae Heights Casino. Feel the bipartisan love.
The Redding Searchlight reports that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spent the day in Redding before locals spotted her in the Northern Humboldt party spot. Whitman was reportedly flanked by fellow Republican Johanna Rodoni, candidate for County Assessor, and Democrats Virginia Bass and Allison Jackson, each of whom are running for two of the highest offices in the land — Humboldt County Supervisor and District Attorney respectively.
Former County Administrator — and close advisor to Bass — Loretta Nickolaus apparently tagged along.
Anyone get photos?
Whitman is supported by local Republican hot head Rob Arkley, who donated $25,000 to her campaign last year.
Allison Jackson, Worth Dikeman and Paul Hagen.
The last time Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos had to defend his job on election day he faced seasoned prosecutor Worth Dikeman. Gallegos won, and eventually sent Dikeman packing from the DA’s office.
Current candidate Allison Jackson was a big supporter of Dikeman back in the day, but recently released campaign donation forms reveal Dikeman’s money is on former environmental prosecutor Paul Hagen this time around: Dikeman donated $99 to Hagen’s campaign.
The donation is dated March 4th — the day before Jackson announced her intention to run, which wasn’t a secret. But maybe Dikeman didn’t know of her intentions. Or maybe he had money burning a proverbial hole to throw at any opposition.
Perhaps Jackson will have the opportunity to list him in the next round of disclosure forms.
Dikeman and Jackson worked together in the DA’s office before and (briefly) during the Gallegos tenure. They shared a passionate dislike of Gallegos, and Jackson supported Dikeman both in the failed 2004 recall attempt on Gallegos and the 2006 election.
To peruse an easy list of “high-rolling” donators to this year’s local elections, check out John Osborn’s blog.
Former County Prosecutor Allison Jackson says she has a wide-ranging base of support that’s united in the belief that the District Attorney’s Office needs to change for the better.
Note: The following is a press release issued by the Allison Jackson campaign following her candidacy announcement last Saturday. – Ed.
EUREKA – With more than 100 people who turned out in support, attorney Allison Jackson formally kicked off her campaign in Eureka Saturday afternoon to be the next Humboldt County District Attorney.
Campaign chairman Ron Pierre said the district attorney position is the most important in the county and called for strong leadership in that post.
Former Humboldt County prosecutor Allison Jackson kicked off her campaign for district attorney on Saturday with a pledge to be accountable to the people and a promise to prosecute criminals to the full extent of the law.
Hoo boy, it’s gonna be a hot one!
After months of speculation, former prosecutor Allison Jackson officially confirmed today that she will seek to unseat her former boss, incumbent District Attorney Paul Gallegos, in the June elections.